National Bike Week
In 2017, National Bike Week took place from the 10th to 18th June, with cycling events all over the country organised by local authorities, community groups, charities and cycling groups.
For more information see the bikeweek website.
Ireland's only bike share rental scheme, DublinBikes (DB), has been phenonminally successful since it was launched in September 2009. By May 2010, there were over 30,000 subscribers to DB and with the promise of more bikes from Dublin City Councillors and four new stations at Smithfield, Eccles Street, Harcourt Terrace, and Charlemont Terrace, numbers are sure to keep rising!
Play the ENFO DublinBikes video below to learn more about this cheap, reliable, eco mode of transport.
Cycle to Work scheme
Cycle to Work is a government Tax break scheme designed to encourage people to leave the car at home and cycle to work.
This scheme was introduced in January 2009 and offers employees up to 51% savings on bicycles and safety equipment, depending on your rate of Tax. The Tax-free limit on cycling equipment is €1,000, and the savings are facilitated through employers. If your employer takes part in the scheme, then they buy the bike for you and you can pay for it through your salary. The maximum repayment period is 12 months.
During National Bike Week, a number of One4all Bikes4work information points will be set up across Dublin for those interested in joining the scheme.
Please see the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport website for further details.
National Cycling Policy
National Bike Week is part of the National Cycling Policy, which Minister Dempsey launched in April 2009. Under this policy, over 100 different actions will be taken over the coming years to promote a culture of safe cycling in Ireland by 2020. The National Cycling Policy aims to increase the number of bike users by 125,000 by 2020.
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